There has been an E. Coli outbreak in the U.S. and authorities believe that the outbreaks are coming from consuming romaine lettuce and cabbage.  Nearly 60 people in the U.S. and Canada have fallen ill from a nasty strain of E. coli.  Five people have already been hospitalized and one person has died.  Authorities are warning everyone to refrain from eating romaine lettuce until the FDA can identify the specific greens that have been affected.

California and Arizona grow about 90 percent of the leafy green vegetables produced domestically. Mexico also imports product into the United States.

Under the Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA), regular on-farm inspections are conducted and it certifies that grower or shipper members are in compliance with food-safety standards. There's a similar program operating in Arizona.

Everyone should steer clear of romaine lettuce until further notice.  To keep you and your family safe, always wash your produce to prevent bacteria entering your system. 

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